Born in 1897 in Shepreth, Cambs to Herbert and Sarah Sadgrove. Grandson of Mrs Oakley who lived in Maiden Street, Weston. She had brought him up from a child. He worked for Mr Archibald Moodie at Halls Green Farm and was much liked by him and all who knew him. 1901 Census: aged 4, living with grandmother in Weston, Herts. 1911 Census: living with parents at 35 Kenley Road, St Margarets, Twickenham.